• Imprint: Saqi Books
  • ISBN: 9780863566318
  • Published: September 2007
  • UK Price: £9.99
  • US Price: $14.95
  • Format: 210mm x 210mm
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Extent: 240pp
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The Axis of Evil Cookbook

Gill Partington

When they’re not actively attempting to develop weapons of mass destruction, ‘Axis of Evil’ countries such as Iraq, Iran and North Korea are busy enjoying their region’s finest dishes. And their ‘Axis of Somewhat Evil’ cohorts, Cuba, Syria and Libya, are at it too.

With over fifty recipes, from soups and salads to meat dishes and desserts, this unique cookbook includes snapshots of each country as well as profiles of famous leaders. Regional recipes, such as hummus, sheep testicles and Korean dumplings, appear alongside illuminating insights into dictators’ favourite dishes – everything from hamburger and (freedom) fries to Tongue of the Judge.

Full of cultural anecdotes, political insights and and delectable recipes such as dog stew (with a vegetarian quorn substitute), The Axis of Evil Cookbook is an intriguing and forbidden treat.

About the Author

Gill Partington lives in a labyrinthine subterranean base and practises strict vegetarianism.


'A veritable feast of the culinary whims of dictators we know and love.' Emily Maitlis, New Statesman

‘Both tasteless and edifying.’ Valentine Pickle

'Original, funny and full of ideas for different meals.'
Harris Dee, Chard and Ilminster News